[QUOTE=Carmaanne]Today he started on the 100mcg patches and they are going to do vicodin for the break through.
His last surgery was 7/28/04 sorry if i made a typo. The surgeon thinks he is God and that he couldn't have anything in there wrong. It was the pain doc that was just in awe over all of the scar tissue. We go back to meet with her on the 7th of december. I will bring it to her attention about finding a surgeon to remove the tissue. I think due to the location of it, is why the 2 surgeons and the pain mgmt doc are saying they can not do anything about it. His pain is the same and in different locations. He will fall down due to who knows what. It is like his knees buckle and down he goes. I think personally it is from pain. He is starting w/ a new psycologist on dec. 6th as he is very depressed and bordering suicidal. He was a roofer when he got injured and he has been told he won't roof again. He is devistated as he is our main breadwinner.
His pain is over coming him and swallowing him whole. I don't know what to do for him. I don't want him to have a life of pain meds... I want him to be full of life like he used to be, at least to a degree.
Thank you all for all of your comments and concerns...
I very much sympathize from where you are coming from! I myself am a sufferer of Chronic back pain. I have a bulging disc and disc degeneration and also a Harrington Rod and Fusion which was done a long time ago. I was in a lot of pain. The Doc want to do an operation, but right now I am refusing because my pain is tolerable. I am on 50mcg of the Fentenyl patch and Oxycodone(Percocet) for breakthrough pain. It has been helping a great deal, but for the past 2 days I have been having severe pain in my hips, probably due to Osteoarthritis. I can understand your wanting to help your Husband but sometimes when sombody is in pain they have to first accept what they are going through. What I mean by that is that I had myself come to grips with never being able to work again. It was very hard, but with the support I have, I can finally accept it. I think all your Husband needs right now is your support and your confidence and your strength, because sometimes we needs the strength of two people. I hope and pray that everything turns out allright for you both, and I wish you well. Take good care!!!
P.S. The Fentenyl patch is not as bad as what some people say it is!!